Sunday, October 5, 2008

An new print.

I don't generally do artwork that is for a specific time of the year, as that just seems like such a strange and limiting concept...

But. I did do a Halloween-ish one this year.

Halloween Ball

Not that it started out that way, it just kind of progressed and with LARGE thanks to a costume idea from Martha Stewart, it just became a Halloween painting.

halloween ball progress

Here is a progress shot I grabbed if it as I threw paint on it. Of course, using orange makes it instantly Halloweeny. I hardly ever use orange.

I think this is one of the rare times when the print is actually more beautiful than the original artwork. I reproduced it at the same size and the slight change in colour that happens when you scan and print really made it pop. It's available in the shop now. I might also offer it matted in the near future. And probably the original painting too. Haha, how many ways can you utilize one image? I will do it!

P.S. She has magic hair. In more ways than one.


  1. :-) Thanks! Its always nice to hear it from someone else.

  2. This really beautiful, Tara!

  3. i love this too! thanks for your kind and uplifting comment on my blog. my chin is up and i'm "peptalking" myself every hour :)

    orange does make things instantly Halloweeny!

  4. Anonymous11:00 PM

    this one is all love for me. fantastic.

  5. I saw this drawing on another blog and followed it to you on Flickr and then here. Really like this drawing, especially the idea for the haunted house in the hair band.